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Grand Cayman, April 9 - 12, 2008

  • This was a short addition to a trip made to Jamaica (reported separately) with the specific aim of looking for six target species we had not previously seen on other islands: West Indian Woodpecker, Cuban Parrot (endemic subspecies), Cuban Bullfinch, Thick-billed Vireo, LaSagra’s Flycatcher, and the endemic Vitelline Warbler...Gary and Marlene Babic report.




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Some Useful bird books for the Cayman Islands:
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Helm Identification Guides: Birds of the West Indies
Herbert Raffaele: Buy from or

  • This identification guide covers all the birds known to occur in the West Indies, a total of 563 species. Species texts cover all aspects of identification and include the full range of local names for the bird. Accompanying each speices text is a distribution map showing the bird's range within the West Indies. Every species is illustrated in the 86 colour plates, and many island "forms" (where relevant) are also depicted. The "locality checklist" included provides an at-a-glance, island-by-island guide to the distribution and status of all species. This is the BEST book available for the West Indies

Where to Watch Birds in Central America & the Caribbean
Nigel Wheatley, David Brewer: Buy from or

  • This guide covers the best birding sites in Central America and the Caribbean. In a format familiar to readers of this very popular series, each site is considered in terms of 'Habitat', 'Timing', 'Access' and 'Calendar', allowing birders to plan excursions to maximise the chances of getting the best out of each site and each region. The book includes detailed maps of the larger sites, plus general maps of the regions covered, and it is illustrated with line drawings.

A guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago
ffrench: Buy from or

  • This guide by Richard Ffrench is the only comprehensive guide available to the bird life on the sister islands. It is well written, easy to understand and has a good collection of colour plates. The book is essential for any serious birder and for any nature lover wishing to identify some of the hundreds of species of birds you are sure to see on Trinidad and Tobago. If you are looking for a less comprehensive, light weight guide try Ffrench's "Birds of Trinidad and Tobago".

Recommended travel books for Grand Cayman

The Rough Guide to the Caribbean: More Than 50 Islands
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  • The authors give expert advice on exploring the islands up close, whether hiking in Dominica's rainforest, diving in the Cayman Islands or experiencing the local culture - plus tips on island hopping.


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